Reagan Smith Brickyard Pre-Race

DRIVER: Regan Smith / No. 7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet
RACE: Lilly Diabetes 250 (100 laps / 250 miles)
TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
DATE: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Quotes | Regan Smith

“The Brickyard is such a big race for our series. That place is legendary. The names and the faces of those who’ve won there is a ‘who’s who’ list no matter the series. It’s a very important place for motorsports. It ranks up there with the prestige of Daytona and Darlington. You want to go there and win and showcase your team and sponsors, do everything you can to run well. It’d be a lie to say the teams don’t put a little extra emphasis on that race. We work hard for all the races, but we know where Indy is on the schedule.”

Notes | No. 7 Team

FLAT TRACK STATS: Smith has six starts for JR Motorsports at tracks with little to no banking – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. He has one top-five and four top-10 efforts in those starts and an average finish of 10.0.

TEAM TO BEAT: JR Motorsports owns a Nationwide Series-leading seven wins through the season’s first 18 races with four different drivers (Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne and Regan Smith). Before 2014, the organization posted 12 victories in eight seasons of full-time Nationwide Series competition.

INDY RECAP: Smith spent much of last year’s Indy race inside the top seven. The TaxSlayer.com team’s promising day was cut short when the car suffered an overheating issue, relegating Smith to a 19th -place finish.

SMITH TO PARTICIPATE IN NNS AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Smith will participate in the NNS autograph session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 26 from 10 – 11 a.m. ET in the infield pavilion area.

GOODY’S TRACKSIDE DISPLAY AT INDY: Fans are invited to visit the Goody’s trackside activation display this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now in its second year of partnership with JR Motorsports, Goody’s trackside display will be located near souvenir row in the infield and offers fans games, prizes and sampling opportunities.
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MEDIA INFORMATION
TV: ESPN (4 p.m. ET)
RADIO: IMS Radio & Sirius XM Ch 90 (4 p.m. ET)
PRACTICE: 7/25, 8:30-10 a.m. ET (FS1)
FINAL PRACTICE: 7/25, 10:30-11:25 a.m. ET (FS1)
QUALIFYING: 7/26, 12:10 p.m. ET (FS1)
GREEN FLAG: 7/26, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

2014 NATIONWIDE SERIES DRIVER POINTS
1. Chase Elliott........................................................ 646
2. Regan Smith...........................................................-7
3. Elliott Sadler ............................................................-8
4. Ty Dillon................................................................... -30
5. Brian Scott ............................................................ -47
6. Trevor Bayne....................................................... -50
7. Brendan Gaughan. ..................................... -120
8. Chris Buescher ................................................ -123
9. James Buescher............................................. -154
10. Ryan Reed...................................................... -161


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